May 21, 2006 Subject:
Interesting... but how and why?
It's such a simple video: 9 minutes of a fixed wide-angle shot looking rearward from the dashboard of a car. The driver and the front passenger (riding shotgun) bracket the composition and host a series of guest passengers, who speak on their areas of expertise. The guests aren't celebrities. (Maybe DriveTime will serve as their launchpad to stardom). On the face of it, this is a 9 minute bore that would be no less boring were it 1 minute in length. Yet it held my attention! One reason: the hosts and guests speak well, without likes, you knows, uhs and stuff. Or else I'm just captivated by dull video. (This is the only episode I have seen.)